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Adrienne

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Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Everything That Rises Must Converge

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Flannery O’Connor
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (176)

    This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment.

    Ryan says: "Pride goeth before the fall"
    "Intensive and Introspective"
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    What did you love best about Everything That Rises Must Converge?

    I enjoyed the characterizations. I have attempted to read Flannery O'Conner and I have to say it can be tough. However, when it is dramatized, I get a better understanding. I don't hear everything in my voice, but a multitude of characters. The stories are very dark and foreboding but will keep you listening until the end.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As stated earlier, the characterization make these stories so interesting. Each narrator placed their own spin on the characters and made them come to life. Without their characterization, reading independently would have been tough and I probably would not have finished it. As a matter of fact, I purchased the audio version of Wise Blood because I could not get through the novel.


    Any additional comments?

    My only word of caution is the

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Lynn Redgrave
    Overall
    (1592)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (488)

    Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia, the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

    A User says: "A hidden jewel"
    "I Cannot Get Enough"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Prince Caspian to be better than the print version?

    I am truly a CS Lewis fan. I loved the rendering of Prince Caspian. Can't wait to begin the Silver Chair.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1776)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (539)

    Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

    Jason says: "An incredible children's series"
    "Loved It!! CS Never Gets Old"
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    What did you love best about The Magician's Nephew?

    I was very excited that the Magician's Nephew, was so fresh and exciting to me. I am switching the order of my reading, so that they are chronological in story telling. At the very end, I knew that I would soon listen to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


    What about Kenneth Branagh’s performance did you like?

    I am in love in Kenneth Branagh. I also thought it was fun that an Irishman was reading a fellow Irishmen's work. I think his rendition of the Diggery's uncle was funny and I thought his witch was... well I wanted to smack her. Her was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I am totally enamored as to how CS could write such wonderful fantasy and make it line up with Christian Scripture. I have learned a lot about scripture through his writings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tudors

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (108)

    For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

    Linda Lou says: "OUTSTANDING!"
    "History, that is more like history than television"
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    What did you love best about The Tudors?

    Telling the truth about three of the most ruthless monarch's of England. I watched the romanticism of the HBO series The Tudors and knew that their telling of the story of Henry could not be correct. Quite frankly not even realistic. So, I saw this in the book store and wanted to get another point of view. I am glad I did. This seems much more true to what the monarchy of England, at that time was like.


    What other book might you compare The Tudors to and why?

    I, Claudis. I would compare because of the nature of their unrelenting power, that only stopped in their deaths.


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

    No real character favorite. He made them all come alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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